Reflexology massage treatments in Thailand are based on the idea that certain points of our body (that is, points or locations which lie along the Sip Sen Energy Lines), such as points on our ears, feet and hands, are able to influence the proper functioning of related organs and other body systems.
These reflexology points are called acupoints or acupressure points, and in Thai Massage they are usually manipulated through massage, stretches, pressure and acupressure.
The idea of Prana Life Energy (Lom Pran) is essential here, because applying pressure to acupressure points results in unblocking the Sen Lines, which encourages the flow and balance of Prana and promotion of health accordingly.
Many acupressure points on the feet and hands are related to Sen Kalathari and its therapeutic indications, yet some other Sen Lines pass the hands and feet also. Those on the ears are related to Sen Ulangka and Sen Lawusang, and those starting directly around the navel (umbilicus) relate to all the Sib Sen Lines.
When there is an imbalance in an organ or other area of the body, tender, sensitive or painful acupressure points will be found in the corresponding areas on the ear, feet or hands. This analysis can help to treat the problems inside our bodies.
To support therapeutic work, there are acupressure or reflexology charts (or maps) available of the hands, ears and feet. They provide information about which points correspond to which organ, body part, or functional body system.
However, when it comes to these pressure point maps, we need to pay attention; there are a variety of different charts circulating, which often seem to contradict each other.